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Back to school shopping can rack up a huge tab for families. With new electronics, new clothes, and new dorm furniture, the National Retail Federation estimates that college students and their families will spent an average of $907 on back to school purchases in 2012. To help ease the pain on your wallet this semester, NerdWallet Shopping teaches you how to gear up without breaking the bank.

FEATURE: and Back to School Savings

The Upromise program helps you earn money for college. Check out the best features of the Upromise program to learn how to maximize your Upromise savings. Use this free money to save for college, pay off student loans, or get cash back.

NerdWallet Shopping Discounts Tool

Our deal aggregator compares over 20 different rewards malls and features over 40,000 online shopping coupons. Our discounts finder saves you money year-round.

Maximizing Rewards Points and Miles on Back to School Shopping

Shop at the right retailers to earn cash back, bonus points, or bonus miles on your purchases. You’re going to be spending a lot of money on college supplies, so why not earn some money back in the process?

Best Rewards Malls for Back to School Deals

See how your rewards mall stacks up against the competition. We compare 20 of the top college back to school merchants and run the numbers for you. If your rewards mall doesn’t place too well on this list, think about making a change.

 Scoring Big Miles with Back to School Shopping

Traveling back and forth to college will be costly – but did you ever think you could rack up bonus frequent flyer miles with your college purchases? Make good buys and you could get a free flight home.

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